Comparison: State vs. Federal
New York’s hazardous material motor carrier recordkeeping regulations are stricter in some cases than the federal. See the TABLE in this section for state-specific hazardous materials motor carrier requirements.
New York has a federally approved regulatory program that governs occupational safety and health for public sector workplaces only (state and local governments). Private sector employers are regulated by the federal workplace safety and health rules. New York has adopted the federal standards for recordkeeping in public sector workplaces. Consequently, both public and private sector employers in the state follow the federal rules.
See the national section RECORDKEEPING for more information on federal recordkeeping requirements.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of New York’s hazardous materials recordkeeping requirements.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces workplace recordkeeping requirements in private sector workplaces. The New York Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces state recordkeeping requirements for public sector employers and for all employers subject to the workers’ compensation workplace safety program.